Jeffrey A. Risch, a Partner serving mostly private employers in the small-to-middle market labor and employment range with SmithAmundsen LLC in Chicago is in our February FLASHPOINTS Author Spotlight. He is a recent contributing author of the IICLE® handbook Conducting the Employment Practices Audit 2020 Edition. He says that IICLE® publications provide the attorneys at SmithAmundsen “an advantage like no other” with their comprehensive summaries of the law from a practical approach.
Risch has contributed content for this titlesince 2004, and as he looks back he confesses that he wasn’t sure what he was getting into at the time. “I think I drew the short straw when I was selected to write [about] ‘Personnel Records,’ ” he says. “Of course, I’m only half-serious.”
Risch reports that he soon discovered the rewards of the writing process for the Institute. He states that IICLE® materials are his first stop before consulting a “traditional online research resource[ ],” such as Westlaw or Lexis for primary law. “IICLE® has always delivered practical insight into the law . . . and I am engaged to serve as a very practical attorney,” he says.
In addition to his role as Partner at SmithAmundsen, Jeffrey Risch is also Chair of the Employment Law Council and Chair and Board Member of the Employment Law & Litigation Committee of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. He is the Chapter Labor Attorney and a National Advisory Board Member of the Associated Builders & Contractors of Illinois. He also serves as Labor Counsel to the Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association as well as to the Finishing Contractors Association of Illinois. He has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer annually from 2013 to present and has also been recognized in Best Lawyers® from 2015 to 2020. Risch received his B.S. from Illinois State University and his J.D. with highest honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law.
For more information about employment and labor law, see CONDUCTING THE EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES AUDIT — 2020 EDITION. Online Library subscribers can view it for free by clicking here. If you don’t currently subscribe to the Online Library, visit www.iicle.com/subscriptions.